where's the dog ma?
March 17, 2009 3:52 PM Subscribe
Help me understand Quine's Two Dogmas of Empiricism.
posted by tylerfulltilt to Religion & Philosophy (3 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I Have a good grasp of what the dogmas are, the difference between analytic and synthetic statements. I have a decent grasp of why he thinks analyticity can't be defined. I understand his beef with reductionism. I don't quite grasp how he's saying that there isn't much difference between analytic and synthetic statements. I'm also not quite clear on why he thinks the two dogmas are identical. I understand that it revolves around definitions and meaning, but I could really use some help following his chain of thought.